Pediatric Pain Special Interest Group 


Neels Groenewald, MD Amanda Stone, PhD
University of Washington School of Medicine and Seattle Children's Hospital VUMC


Mission statement:

To bring together diverse perspectives on pediatric pain science to directly improve both acute and chronic pain management for children through research, advocacy, and education.

Core Values:

  • Collaboration among key stakeholders in the pediatric pain field including scientists, health care providers, policymakers, and parents and children with lived experiences.
  • Partnership with both international and U.S. based societies with similar missions to improve the management of children’s pain.
  • Commitment to advancing evidence-based clinical practices for children’s pain management from an interdisciplinary perspective.
  • Equip scientists and clinicians to advance pediatric pain science through research and collaboration


Looking for a US-ASP Pediatric Pain SIG Communications Director

Posted on 11.8.21

The Communications Director work with the SIG Co-Chairs to effectively disseminate key information regarding SIG activities and opportunities in the pediatric pain field. This could include research funding calls, key pediatric pain related advocacy efforts, and information regarding significant meetings or conferences relevant to our members. Primary duties include:

  1. Developing a Pediatric Pain SIG US-ASP Twitter account and posting regularly (ideally once a week) regarding pediatric pain content.
  2. Coordinating with US-ASP administrative staff to send email blasts when needed about relevant opportunities for our community.
  3. Attend regular meetings with co-chairs regarding strategic planning for SIG activities.

If you are interested, please send a brief paragraph regarding your interest and background to Neels Groenewald, MD ([email protected]) and Amanda Stone, PhD ([email protected]). 




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